Basecamp Hotel has preserved the rustic feel of the trapper's world, but outfitted it with the modern comforts and human luxuries. This Norway Arctic hotel accommodates adventure seekers who will return to their rooms happy and spent from a day exploring in the Arctic.
Basecamp Hotel has only 16 rooms, accommodating up to 40 people at once. Its rooms are decorated in traditional trapper fashion, with driftwood, seal skin, and slate. Triple rooms include bunk beds for the true trapper experience. However, to update the experience for the modern adventurer, each room has its own private bathroom, as well as wireless Internet access to keep connected to the world outside of the Arctic and share your adventures. Every room looks out over Longyearbyen, the northernmost town in the world, and towards the mountains surrounding the valley of Longyeardalen.
Two additional suites offer more room to stretch out, with separate sitting rooms, bedrooms, and private bathrooms.
The only television in the hotel is located in the Cognac loft, but most guests prefer to gaze up at the Arctic sky through the glass roof over the lounge. At night you can witness the magic and colors of the northern lights, or read a book from the lodge library by the light of the midnight sun in the summer.
In the tradition of the trappers who would come to Spitsbargen for the sole purpose of hunting, today’s visitors are on the hunt for one of the world’s last frontier adventures. The hotel truly is a basecamp, whether you are venturing out to the northern wilderness with your guide, or sampling the exciting day trips available from Longyearbyen. You can choose a day of dog sledding, mountain scrambling, or snowshoeing. Experience the many layers of silence among glaciers and fresh snow, or on a camping expedition in search of the most brilliant view of the Aurora Borealis.
Whatever adventures your day holds, you will return to the Basecamp Hotel to find a warm welcome, a hearty meal, and a long tradition of swapping adventure stories as you join the exclusive club of those who have explored the Norway Arctic.Request Information